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Cambridge Systematics

Cambridge Systematics is a for-profit company which provides policy and planning solutions, objective analysis, and technology applications, helping clients meet future transportation needs while improving the performance of existing infrastructure and operations. They provide a Transportation Climate Change Policy and Planning service and have used this service for extensive policy work with Federal and state agencies. This service integrates climate change considerations into agencies’ strategic policy development – addressing GHG mitigation as well as preparing for the effects of climate change.

 

 

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Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was formulated in December 1993. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for "sustainable development". One of the key agreements adopted at Rio was the CBD. This pact among the vast majority of the world's governments sets out commitments for maintaining the world's ecological systems as while pursuing economic development. The Convention establishes three main goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources.

 

 

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